Vera, a mother of two children, simultaneously loses her job and is left by her husband. Fortunately, she is offered a job in another town, so taking her children and belongings she moves ...
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Vera, a mother of two children, simultaneously loses her job and is left by her husband. Fortunately, she is offered a job in another town, so taking her children and belongings she moves there for a fresh new start in life. Unfortunately, whilst under way, she hits a boy with her car. Suffering from shock, she assumes the boy to be dead. But is it really Vera who killed him?
I was pretty gripped by this, having just binge-watched the last two episodes. There were times when I didn't really know what was going on, and times when I wanted to say, No, don't go into the woods AGAIN, in the dark, just don't! But I found the characters engaging and eccentric (I'm officially in love with Viveca) and there was enough of a cliff-hanger at the end of each episode to make me impatient for the next one. And ultimately, it doesn't matter whether you buy into other-worldly stuff or not - it can be complete tosh, like this probably was (see also: Stranger Things), but if you're enjoying it, why the hell not?
I fail to understand why our two Scandinavian friends are so vehement in their dislike - I got the echoes of Twin Peaks and Stephen King, but so what? It's all out there. And I thoroughly enjoyed it - and they're probably less enchanted by hearing Swedish spoken than I am.
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